About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University working with Arpita Ghosh. In October 2015, I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at UCLA, where I am fortunate to be advised by Jenn Wortman Vaughan. I also spent three wonderful years from 2012 to 2015 visiting the EconCS Group at Harvard University, where I was hosted by Yiling Chen.

My research broadly connects to the fields of machine learning, optimization, behavioral sciences, and algorithmic economics. I am interested in investigating the interactions between humans and AI, including enabling AI algorithms to learn from humans (e.g., in the context of crowdsourcing) and designing AI algorithms to assist human decision-making (e.g., through information design and environment design).

For more information, please see my CV and Google Scholar page. You can also reach me via [chienju.ho at wustl dot edu].

News
  • Received a research award from OpenAI (on leveraging weak human supervision to improve strong ML models) and a seed grant from TRIADS (on investigating human trust in ML models in the domain of housing). Thanks for the support!

  • Wei Tang will be joining Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) School of Business as an assistant professor in Fall 2024. Congrats Wei!
Ph.D. Students

Current students: Former students:
  • Wei Tang (01/2018-08/2022, CSE Ph.D.)
      → Postdoc at Columbia University
      → (Starting in Fall 2024) Assistant Professor at CUHK Business School
Publications
Teaching

  • CSE 417T - Introduction to Machine Learning
    • Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
  • CSE 518A - Human-in-the-Loop Computation / Crowdsourcing and Human Computation
    • Spring 2024, Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
Professional Activities

Conference Services Workshop Organizer
Journal Referee
  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
  • ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation
  • Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
  • World Wide Web Journal
Organizer
  • UCLA Social Computing Reading Group, Sep. 2011 to Mar. 2012